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Falk Merten

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afmusic began parallel to one of germany's most popular scene-netradios and as a label really got off to a lightning start in 2008. From honorary newcomer-management to a professional business, that uses the possibilities of the world wide web for bands and fans.

afmusic is germany's most innovative label for dark wave, independent and gothic and within germany unique in this field.

But borders don't matter to afmusic anyway: afmusic boosts bands all over the world and interprets their part in the music business as a connection between musicians and their audience completely new. afmusic distributes music for real and digitally, supports bands with PR and management and fans are given a choice: you can listen to the records for free on www.af-music.de, download them in top-quality at a bargain price or buy "real" cds.

afmusic is proud about its more than 40 publications of around 30 bands and more than 300.000 downloads (and counting). Rising trend continues. The first aims are achieved: promising newcomers have an ideal platform and their fand a fair choice. the next goals are clear: More Records! More Bands! More Fans!

JOIN THE DARK SIDE OF INTERNET-MUSIC-REVOLUTION!

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Website: www.af-music.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/afmusic.de
Twitter: twitter.com/afmusic_de
last.fm: last.fm/label/afmusic

ARTISTS

(((S))) | Accident | Aeon Sable | all:my:faults | Amada | Art Noir | Art Of Empathy | Bernie Bandicoot | Camp Z | Christine Plays Viola | Confusion Is Next | Cyber Snake | Danish Daycare | Dark Souls Day | Defekt 86 | Degrees | Deied | Emerald Park | Ending The Vicious Cycle | Eternal Nightmare | Fast Foolish Flies | Ghostfog | Godex | Ignition880 | Light In Your Life | Lotus Feed | Lovegrenade | M!R!M | Mach FoX | Melcanulia | Muffled Shine | Mundtot | Notes From Underground | Plastic People | Rebentisch | Rhombus | Shearer | Shino | Silver Rocket | Smoke Fish | Stromble Fix | That Was Yesterday | The Forced Oscillations | The House Of The Last Lantern | The Knutz | The Nightchild | The Search | The Shock Project | The Silence Industry | The SlimP | the Transisters | Thornfields | Tobias Borelius | Unfactory | Verlustprinzip | Waiting In Vain

Bands we've worked with:

[avoid the debris] | Botany Bay | Curious | Der Zerfall | Die Schatten | Diskoteket | Legion (UK) | MAV | Moonrise | Noctiflora | On Wave | Plastique Noir | Reptile71 | S'UR | Spinefish | Split Seconds | The Glass Spider | Thora

Friends

Ionium Records
Danse Macabre
Zorch Factory Records
23 Seconds Netlabel
Trastienda Netlabel

Contact

Falk Merten - fm [at] af-music [dot] de

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Alternative 136
Darkwave 129
Gothic 125
Indie 115
afmusic 110
Wave 93
Rock 67
Electronic 51
Industrial 49
Electro 43
New Wave 31
Gothic-Rock 24
Batcave 22
Gothic Rock 21
Deathrock 20
Pop 18
Post Punk 13
Punk 13
Newwave 12
Post-Punk 11
Acoustic 10
Experimental 9
Dark 8
Metal 7
Coldwave 6
Goth 6
Chemical Waves 5
The Nightchild 5
Death-Rock 4
Garage 4
Goth Rock 4
Minimal 4
Degrees 3
EBM 3
Folk 3
Ghostfog 3
Grunge 3
Postpunk 3
Shino 3
Singer 3
Songwriter 3
The Silence Industry 3
All:My:Faults 2
Ambient 2
Cyber Snake 2
Dance 2
Dead United 2
Electronica 2
Electropunk 2
Emerald Park 2
Goth-Metal 2
Gruftschlampen 2
Guitar 2
Horrorpunk 2
Mach FoX 2
Melanculia 2
Muffled Shine 2
Neon Zoo 2
Plastic People 2
Psychedelic 2
Shearer 2
Shoegaze 2
Techno 2
The Quinsy 2
The Search 2
afmusic: 2
all:my:faults 2
23Seconds 1
Accident 1
Adversus 1
All My Faults 1
Americana 1
Bernie Bandicoot 1
Christine Plays Viola 1
Curious 1
DJ-Mix 1
Danish Daycare 1
Dark Souls Day 1
Deatrock 1
Defekt 86 1
Deied 1
Duellen 1
Electro Rock 1
Eternal Nightmare 1
Independend 1
Ionium Records 1
Junkyard + The Wings Of Desire 1
LisaWars 1
Lotus Feed 1
Louis Lingg And The Bombs 1
Lovegrenade 1
Lyrical 1
Nightchild A. 1
Noise 1
Notes From Underground 1
PaPerCuts 1
Piano 1
Punk Rock 1
Rebentisch 1
Silver Rocket 1
Sociophobia 1
Sonorium 1
Stromble Fix 1
That Was Yesterday 1
The Open Up And Bleeds 1
The Watermarks 1
Thora 1
Tobias Borelius 1
Tongue 1
TripHop 1
Unfactory 1
Verlustprinzip 1
Voyvoda 1
Waiting In Vain 1
We Came From Waters 1
Zorch Factory Records 1
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afmusic
by all:my:faults
201,478
3
0
Still it's difficult to find the right stamp for the band all:my:faults. And as you can hear on the new album, steve:kiai's still able to arrange dark soundwaves and feelings with classical & modern Rocksounds. The press wrote about a band going new musical ways, but it seem's they've ignored the fact that this is nothing but the typical underground. With releases that solely by the content and less by the outer appearance reached a big audience worldwide. As a second vocalist & writer...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic:, all:my:faults
Source: http://www.allmyfaults.info/
afmusic
by the Transisters
158,228
2
1
The Transisters was born in 2005 and they play Electromagnetic(New)Wave. In 3 years they've played everywhere in Italy and opened for Kaiser Chiefs, the Raveonttes, White Rose Movement, X-wife, Disco Drive, Vincent Vincent and theVillains, One Dimensional Man, The Alps and many more. In collaboration with Geoff Turner (New Wet Kojak, Girls against Boys) they recorded 2 EP's (July 2005 and September 2007). In July the EP-Compilation 'Under Control' will be released by the german netlabel...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by Noctiflora
86,019
0
0
7 emotional songs for 3 years of walk... sounds, vibrations, experiments the love for the music and his purity the flower is still opened! www.noctiflora.net
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by Emerald Park
49,704
0
0
Exactly 15 months after the first publication of their successful album "For Tomorrow" on Valentine’s Day there will be a re-release in the form of a '2010 edition'. This free downloadable version of the album contains all the 12 songs and further more 2 new tracks: "Obscured by Lies", which also was featured on the 'afmusic #50' compilation and the previously unreleased song "Satellite" as bonustrack.
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
afmusic
by Emerald Park
46,797
0
1
After the great international success of their album "For Tomorrow" (2008), the solo-albums of guitarist Daniel Jönsson (Danish Daycare "A Story Of Hurt" 2009) and Singer Tobias Borelius ("Du känner mig för väl, farväl" 2010) EMERALD PARK from Mälmö announce their comeback with the download-single "Reality Bites / Someone To Love" in a spectacular way. The expectations will be high, because "For Tomorrow" "...neither needs embedded...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Emerald Park, afmusic
afmusic
by Dead United
26,663
0
0
Topics: Punk, Horrorpunk, Alternative, Rock, Dead United, afmusic
afmusic
by All:My:Faults
26,428
0
0
"Here, at the beginning of the end..." ...these first words are representative for the upcoming release which will be an only-online-album. The conscious break with conventional "music marketing strategies", going own ways and the return to what distinguished this kind of music for many decades these are the bands intensions. Acting in the underground, winning fans all over the world, just with the music. Still its hard for some people to find a genre a:m:f would fit into,...
Topics: Darkwave, All:My:Faults, All My Faults, Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Indie, Gothic
Source: http://www.allmyfaults.info/
afmusic
by Thora
25,298
2
2
There are currently many dark, melodic rock albums that are mixing the melancholy pathos of the gothic rock with the hard drive of the metal. But a few are able to unite music class, versatility and charisma in order to lift out of the mass. The Aachen Band Thora is a stroke of luck and was often referred as the 'Gothic Metal discovery of the year' by the press with good reason. And even on their current album "Baby No.666" Thora convince mit powerful melodies, versatile song...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Goth, Gothic, Metal, Goth-Metal
Source: http://www.inverted-records.de/indexmp3.htm
afmusic
by The Search
18,972
0
0
The silverslut recorded 2000 - 2002 currently as cd-r collection of all songs from the six ep's
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by Plastique Noir
18,161
0
1
Urban Requiems (Extended) is the digital re-release of the originally 2007 released EP, containing now 4 re-recordings from Offering and 4 new songs. Unique in the style in Fortaleza, the Plastique Noir (black plastic, in french) embraces the name of the bag used to store dead bodies in morgues. The music, gloomy but pleasant to dance, involves bodies and minds carrying them to an intensive experience with their english-written lyrics which evocates the myths and facts of horror, morbidness,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk, Death-Rock, Industrial, Darkwave
afmusic
by All:My:Faults
17,033
0
0
Previously unreleased EP This EP was the last promotional work before the temporary band-split end of 2005. After the last year online release "Secrets" this is the next step for all the fans of the band to download the complete history of songs.
Topics: All:My:Faults, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Darkwave, Gothic
afmusic
by The Search
16,013
0
0
The Swedish band The Search wraps catchy pop melodies into a gloomy cloak, creating escaping the daily grey routines. When the press is talking about The Search, they speak of a beautiful retro-mix of wave and rock in the vein of The Cure and Joy Division. The band does not deny their roots, but take pleasure in paraphrasing them in their own slightly deranged and atmospheric way. In order to achieve a wider musical range on their 4th album 'Saturnine Songs' they hooked up two diferent...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
25
by Various Artists
13,473
0
0
25 publications, more than 150,000 free downloads, bands from Germany, Sweden, Russia, Italy and Brazil - this is the shorthand for the fledgling Netlabel afmusic. Specialized in the rather gloomy sounds of Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Indie, Alternative and Industrial Rock, it's time for a brief look back...25, the summary of half a year working with great bands and an outlook on what will follow. And so on the compilation can be found previously unreleased pieces from The Forced Oscillations,...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic
afmusic
by Light In Your Life
12,888
0
0
afmusic Release # 051: LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE - dto Post Punk meets Post Rock highlighting the field between Shoegaze and Show – the swedes LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE produce psychodelic pop pearls like bands such as EDITORS, ELEFANT und ESKOBAR and their debut is just as good. They already raised attention a year ago releasing an EP under the name of SLEAZY ROMANCE. In Sweden insiders celebrated this band as swedens answer to INTERPOL: the five guys from Uppsala manage the balancing act between...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by Various Artists
12,621
0
0
PROMOTEXT:RELEASEINFO date: 2009-08-04 subject: afmusic #50 Within just one year afmusic got off to a lightning start. The most innovative netlabel in Germany for Darkwave, Gothic and Independent Music celebrates on the label founder Falk Merten's birthday their release-anniversary and distributes big presents to their fans - and that are 16 in number on this fiftieth publication. All are on this Anniversary-Compilation "AFMUSIC #50". Exactly one dozen of it are previously unreleased...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Indie,...
afmusic
by Various Artists
11,659
1
0
Sometimes it seems like you stand alone with a vision in your life. And sometimes two have the same without knowing each other. In case of afmusic and Zorch Factory Records it is the promotion of talented newcomer bands basically from the Gothic-, Post-Punk and New Wave genre. The more both got to know and estimate each other the clearer it became a logical consequence to work together. The consequence of this collaboration is the now available compilation 'Howly Night', which is much...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock,...
afmusic
by Rebentisch
10,945
0
0
Am 2. Mai 2008 veröffentlicht Sven Rebentisch seine Maxisingle "Der Biss" als offizielle Downloadsingle auf afmusic. Neben dem Originaltrack wird ein Techno-RMX und das dazugehörige Antidiskriminierungs-Musikvideo in bester Qualität als kostenfreier Download unter einer Creative Commons Lizenz verfügbar sein. Das komplette Album "Intimität" erscheint dann am 23. Mai 2008 in digitaler Form.
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by Curious
10,104
0
0
Primary Curious was intended as a short-lived cover project. Formed in summer of 1999 in Bielefeld, Olli (vocals), Suzie (drums) and Moci (bass) interpretate songs of their icons The Cure, OMD and The Chameleons. After all the label Genetic Music was concerned in a collaboration. In winter 03/04 the debut album "The Intimate Stranger" was recorded and published in July of 2004. 3 and a half years later the band own some live experiences and the first edition of the debut now is solded...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Indie, Gothic, Wave
Source: CD
afmusic
by On Wave
10,034
0
0
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Indie, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by afmusic
9,848
0
0
Tracklist: 1. Thora - Baby No.666 (4:09) 2. [avoid the debris] - S1ck (3:57) 3. Shearer - Out of the Dark (3:18) | Lizenz CC 4. Reebosound - Change The Subject (3:23) 5. Reptyle - Where I Come From (4:39) 6. all:my:faults - Oceans Green (5:18)* 7. Split Seconds - Crucifiction (Demo) (4:40)* 8. The Slimp - Cold Clear Water (Studio Demo) (5:18)* 9. Curious - Resurrection (4:36)* 10. Drop A Line - Reveller (4:47) 11. Infernosounds - Schneekönigin (4:18)* 12. Warforge - Resurrection (Empires in...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
Source: afmusic
afmusic
by PitchBlack Inc.
9,733
0
1
This output is a very special project: a full length album [running time over 50 minutes] based upon only on song: PitchBlack Inc.'s Folge Mir. 15 tracks done by 15 artits like Kenji Siratori, ad:key, upiry, Nirgendwo takes the lyrics on a journey through very different styles of sound and music. It shows impressively, how atmosphere and mood of a song can vary by an artist's intension and interpretation. Pitch Black Inc.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Electro, Electronic, EBM, Techno, Industrial, Dance, Indie, Folk, TripHop
afmusic
by The Search
9,547
0
0
This remastered CD contains 2 mini-albums that The Search recorded in 2004 and which have never been officially released until now. The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by Split Seconds
8,847
0
0
Split Seconds steht seit März 2007 für Rockballaden im typisch britischen Stil von Bands wie Coldplay oder The Cure - ohne dabei ihren eigenem Charme zu verlieren. Wave Fans der ersten Stunde werden bei der ersten Single "So sad about it all" voll auf ihre Kosten kommen und können in Erinnerungen vergangener Zeiten schwelgen. Die Single werden wir am 22.02.2008 weltweit im Internet als kostenfreien Download verfügbar machen. Für das äußerst gelungene Artwork zeichnet sich...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by Shearer
8,284
0
0
Four guys from the capital of Germany crossing the republic. For three voices, melody, shouting and bad-ass guitars are the frame those four create their dreams of. You have to live music for approaching things as Shearer do. Genius and madness coupled with megalomania, which is entitled such as for hardly any other band. The audience will expect a big rock album with 'Eve', but it also gives the necessary breaks for breathing, independent, catchy and diverse. The limited EP 'Adam' improves...
Topics: Alternative, Rock, Indie, Punk, Shearer, afmusic
Source: CD
afmusic
by Rebentisch
7,755
0
0
afmusic Release # 44: REBENTISCH - Herz zerrissen Rebentisch is a pure wave project. Concentrating on this has given the berlin band around mastermind Sven Rebentisch a fast growing audience and has made them an insiders tip within the scene. Rebentisch's songs are a constant companion to many fans wherever they go, whether it's the dancefloor or the terrace in moonlight. Meantime the complete back catalogue of Rebentisch is sold out. Lucky thus, who owns the publications of earlier days. Lucky...
Topics: New Wave, Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
afmusic
by Shino
7,459
0
0
Eine Mischung aus Johnny Cash und Lestat aus "Chroniken der Vampire" und somit eine völlig neue individuelle Dimension der Musik, die direkt unter die Haut geht, um in dem Blut das Herz des Menschen zu ergreifen. Sehr minimalistisch gehalten und doch so aufwendig in der lebendigen Emotion und dem Sinn der bewegenden Texte. Als der Weg der Aggression und der lauten Musik für den Frontman der Band "Blindeyes" zum Stillstand kam, kehrte er zu seinen Anfängen zurück. Nach...
Topics: Acoustic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by all:my:faults
7,081
0
0
Warning! 8-bit attack! Or: What happens if an unspeakable guitar-riff smashes a Commodore 64? When in singing growlings and screamings hunt the clean parts? If a band leads Industrial-Rock to new horizons? all:my:faults are back again! Precisely one year ago their successful album “neo.NøiR” (more than 100,000 downloads) cleared the way on which they go on now obliviously. It is a new way - somewhere between ‘Ministry’ and ‘Enter Shikari’, passing the ‘Deathstars’ and ‘Front...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Industrial, Metal, Rock, afmusic
afmusic
by Cyber Snake
6,554
0
0
At Cyber Snake the name says it all: this international bandproject call their music Hi-Tech-Cyber-Industrial. But those of you expecting electronical music with some guitars in it, will be pretty surprised.The simple entitled debut “Internet Album” by Cyber Snake lives on its musical contrasts. Each song creates its own atmosphere, which acts in the ensemble as a collection of stories from different authors. With the variable voice of singer Muza, the fascinating texts and electronic and...
Topics: Alternative, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Metal, afmusic
afmusic
by Sleazy Romance
6,489
0
0
The first self-titled EP is produced by Kristofer Jönsson from Jeniferever and released autumn 2006. The second EP No Spark was recorded in a strange garage in the summer of 2007 and was released the same fall. The two new songs are demos recorded by the band, as a example of what is and what will be. http://www.myspace.com/sleazyromance
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by Botany Bay
6,404
0
0
Melancholic and fragile pop songs which can explode already at the next moment with all their strength, carrying Trip-Hop as well as World Music influence in themselves, enriched by classical arrangements and jazz-influenced experiments... a categorisation of Botany Bay is none too easy However, maybe a categorisation is also not so important at all - importantly it is for Stephan Kleinert (instruments, voc) and Laura Dietrich (voc, key) before all things, to produce emotional and atmospheric...
Topics: Darkwave, Folk, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Electronic
afmusic
by Rebentisch
6,064
0
0
Following the publication of the album "Impressions" in the year 2006, the Berlin Wave project REBENTISCH released the new album "intimacy" at the end of 2007. Many of the recent releases are almost sold out and that's why a handful of already well-known title have been picked out, just remastered and arranged in a really wonderful new designed cover. For this digital re-released in May 2008 on afmusic, mastermind Sven decided to attach 3 more previously unreleased remixes...
Topics: Electro, Darkwave, Wave, Minimal
afmusic
by Spinefish
5,822
0
0
Fool’s Paradise Revisited, the latest recording, is a kind of Spinefish’s renovated anthology. It consists of 13 pieces of 2003-2007 that were recorded with the style and sound that the band has developed to date. During the years of musical activity Moonling Io and his Spinefishers have grown very experienced and sophisticated in making music and performing it on stage. Extravagant, passionate music… And obviously beautiful.
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by [avoid the debris]
5,708
1
0
During my work at A:M:F over the years I always wrote a cuple of songs that - unfortunately - didn’t really fit into the typical A:M:F sound. So, I do really like these songs And that’s the reason for me to share them with you. …::the songs are as followed::… Engeki - a song i wrote a few months ago. (2006)Ausdrucklos - origin planned to be a a:m:f song…. but it’s a lil too much punk i guess (2006)Anniversary of an orchestra - this song is a 2nd version of "Your...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by The Search
5,402
0
0
The Swedish band The Search wraps catchy pop melodies into a gloomy cloak, creating escaping the daily grey routines. When the press is talking about The Search, they speak of a beautiful retro-mix of wave and rock in the vein of The Cure and Joy Division. The band does not deny their roots, but take pleasure in paraphrasing them in their own slightly deranged and atmospheric way. In order to achieve a wider musical range on their 4th album 'Saturnine Songs' they hooked up two diferent...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by (((S)))
5,102
1
0
(((S))) is a one man project from the foggy streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. This anonymous black and white phantom artist releases his debut album "GHOST" in april 2009. Maybe you've already been lucky enough to hear his music - the snowtime single "Ghost in the snow" - on the Christmas sampler "Howly night" from AF Music? This new record "GHOST" consists of 11 melodic, guitardriven, sad, beathaunted and beautiful songs. They all deal with the obscurity...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by Noctiflora
5,084
0
0
Vrill is the deepest energy inside the nature. This power can breath through the music. While the dark bass is dogging, acoustic and indie guitars run after paranoid synths and deep keyboards. Poetic readings (Keats - Wilde - Blake) give colour to the lyrics while "The Wicker Man" is sending his alarm to the people. www.noctiflora.net
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by The Glass Spider
4,984
0
0
Where do the musical lines of "The Glass Spider" infuse themselves? In the cut amount from rock, punk and Gothic stands a small space in which "The Glass Spider" finds enough place to spread out, and even crossing over and over again new borders. To say, "The Glass Spider" is rock, is too easy - to say, it's punk, absolutely wrong. And to state, it could be Gothic, a dead end. And still: these three musical corner pillars are forming the foundation on which...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial
afmusic
by Curious
4,954
0
0
New music for the wave-gothic-dancefloor but also for a comfortableevening near the fireplace with a glass of red wine! CURIOUS started as a "The Cure"-coverband back in 1999 but soon beganwriting their own songs. After a self-produced EP called "Falling" (2002) their official debutalbum "The Intimate Stranger" was launched in 2004 on the Genetic Music label and was well received by many fans and critics. Further, Curious was able to win new fans with their...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by The SlimP
4,494
0
0
In recent years, the New Wave of New Wave has been awash with eighties-esque Wave-Rock. Many occasional and one-hit wonders have drained into something between pop and rip-off, leaving fans with tailored-for-MTV retro-imitations and other The-Cure-wannabes. A true trailblazer comes in the shape of a band from Cologne, Germany. With two highly regarded albums and several singles, 'The SlimP” have caused a stir both in and outside of the scene. The SlimP creates music that is more than the sum...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by The SlimP
4,171
0
0
THE SLIMP are one of these bands whose output is worth a best-of after a few years yet. Last year, the band from Cologne released the compilation "Recall 2003 - 2005" to share a review on their own creations with their growing number of supporters. In 2009, the THE SLIMP are looking into the future again - and the new record shows, that a look back can as well be a look ahead: "Wavelands" sends cosy shivers down your spine like we remember from our favourite bands of the...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by all:my:faults
4,034
0
0
Early demo recordings from the Industrial Metal band all:my:faults. Sounds like: The Crüxshadows, De/Vision, Terminal Choice, L'âme Immortelle, Samsas Traum, Zeraphine, Zeromancer, Lacrimosa, Mantus, Silverchair, Cradle Of Filth, The Last Dance, The Fair Sex, Project Pitchfork, Alien Sex Fiend, The Offspring, Placebo... www.allmyfaults.com
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock, afmusic
afmusic
by The Search
4,003
0
0
recorded 2006 (lonaly records | lon 01) buy it here: delicious goldfish records | red sun records Info: If new-wave, the late 70's to early 80's genre of mostly synthesizer/guitar-driven music that was somewhere between pop-rock and goth, should make a return to popularity as it appears to be trying to do, The Search have certainly released a(nother) 12-song resource for how to do it right. Following the lead that bands like Interpol have taken, there are more bands today beginning to embrace...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by The Forced Oscillations
3,990
0
0
Notchnoi Prospekt was formed in Moscow, 1985, by Alexei Borisov (guitar, vocals, lyrics) and Ivan Sokolovsky (keyboards, electronics). At the very beginning of thier activity the duo played electro-pop with the elements of rockabilly, twist, ska, post-punk and industrial. In 1987 the drummer Sergei Pavlov and violin player Dmitry Kutergin joined the band. Since that time Notchnoi Prospekt started to develop industrial electronics mixed with psychodelia, noize, free improvized music and...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic
by Diskoteket
3,941
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This album was recorded by Diskoteket in 2006, in Sösjö, Jämtland. It’s mixed by Diskoteket and Kristofer Jönson and mastered by Pär Dalhielm. Diskotekets line-up in 2006 was Anna-Karin Andersson (vocals), Snorri Carlsson (guitar), Karl Sydstrand (bass), Love Sydstrand (drums). Info: Diskoteket was founded by Love Sydstrand, Karl Sydstrand and Snorri Karlsson. They wanted to play music influenced by Sisters of Mercy and Talking Heads but with Swedish lyrics, something quite rare at this...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, afmusic
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by S'UR
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Four dimensions, four parts of the world, four seasons and four novel tracks from Russian quartet S’UR – that’s their new CD Quadro. This is the first record with new outer space frontwomen and violinist Kristina K. During the record sessions the bands newest instrumental arsenal was used. Combined with strictly laboratory methods the four tracks on Russian and pure music language were born. CD was expanded with one remix by hardcore techno project Lethal Beat. So S’UR propose you take...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial
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by Unfactory
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Unfactory connect influence of the Gothic rock of the eighties with the technoid sounds of the 90's and the new millennium. In 2001 in Florianopolis (Brazil) of Chris Lima and Deedee founded, appeared in 2004 the debut album "negatives" and a "Positronic" entitled Remixalbum. Shortly after Luciano Barbi (NullRepublik Argentina) became attentive on the band and published them on the "ELECTROMAP-> LATAM" Compilation. Meanwhile "She Bleeds" is the 3rd...
Topics: Industrial, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Notes From Underground
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The album title "Crossing the Rubicon" is a metaphor for deliberately passing a point of no return, especially when a business of risky consequences is at stake. This portrays precisely where NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND stand at present. The journey has began — only victory awaits to be fought for, at the other end of the Rubicon river. More Info: www.myspace.com/enefeu | www.afmusic.de
Topics: Industrial, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Stromble Fix
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Also on their third CD Stromble Fix continue the insane journey through Punk, Grunge, Deathrock and Psychedelic to the abysses of the human soul. The musical spectrum as well as the instrumentation were extended once more. The Wipers and Killing Joke, but also John Lennon and Pink Floyd are the spiritual grandfathers of this band and its three protagonists, besides, still have the old hardcore punk flowing through their veins.Accordingly the recording was held raw in full intention and only...
Topics: Punk, Grunge, Deathrock, Psychedelic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, afmusic
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by Smoke Fish
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The debut album of the band SMOKE FISH has quite a lot in common with the trips around the world made by the lead singer Shay: a lot to discover as well as to experience. Not only the journey is the reward. It is moreover a journey leading along glorious places and fabulous sights. Shay’s journey had begun in his home country Israel and ended, after numerous stations, in the Breton seaport where he decided to dwell and founded the band. “Life Ain’t Pink” starts with a vortex of sound of...
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Wave, Rock
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by Plastique Noir
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B-sides and rarities
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Indie,...
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by Rebentisch
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Topics: Electronic, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave
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by The Glass Spider
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The new album title by The Glass Spider sounds a lot more conciliatory than his predecessor. After the album "Resistance" from the year 2008, that is a call to resistance, it is now called "For Better or for Worse". Someone seems to be done with the resistance and found his inner peace. Sounds as if it would be more harmoniously and maybe a little bit more relaxed now. Whoever will listen to the new album, will quickly recognize that although a certain lightness has entered...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Aeon Sable
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Long enough Aeon Sable have waited for the star to shine. The debut from the german duo is entitled „Per aspera ad astra“ and delivers a very individual interpretation of Goth-Rock. Din-Tah Aeon and n1n0, already enriching the ‘dark side of music’ with other projects in the past, are now on the road with a self-produced, 40 minutes-set, tied on the atmosphere of Fields of the Nephilim or The Sisters of Mercy, revamping it into a modern style. The album not only shines with unique sound...
Topics: Alternative, Darkwave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
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by Cyber Snake
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Topics: Alternative, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Metal, afmusic
afmusic
by Defekt 86
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Defekt 86 play a cheeky mixture of Darkwave and Post-punk. Their music varies from heavy guitars up to rather experimental synthetic sounds; the tempi are versatile designed as well, and also the vocals, which oscillates between melancholy and aggression. Reminiscences of more "conventional" bands are unfailable to hear. Thus one feels reminded of Joy Division or Sisters of Mercy with the dark Opener "Idols for the weak" without fail, latter also crosses mind in "A...
Topics: afmusic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Minimal, New Wave
afmusic
by Danish Daycare
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'Danish Daycare' is the solo project by Daniel Jonsson from Malmo, who has achieved quite a lot during his musical career besides being a solo performer. Between 2001-2005 Daniel played Keyboards for 'Eyedrop', a group originating from Malmo. In 2002 the first album "You And Me Vs. The Machine" was released and Eyedrop made themselves quite well known in southern Sweden. Unfortunately the band split up in 2005 and the members drifted apart. At that time Daniel already had some new...
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Electronica, Electro, Darkwave, Rock, afmusic
afmusic
by The Search
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The search recorded 2003 search 01 buy it here: red sun records | delicious goldfish records The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest export, The Search, proves with their...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Smoke Fish
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Smoke Fish is composed of 4 members, Shay (Guitar /Voice, Keyboards), an Israeli arrived in Brittany (France) in 2003 after backpacking around the world, Jonathan (Guitar, Keyboards), PY (Drums) and Jean Se (Bass). The quartet's common influences, such as David Bowie, The Pixies, Pavement, Pulp or even Queen gave birth to a dynamic, genuine and high energy Pop-Rock. Exploring a vast musical range, from acoustic ballads to more full-on rock material with slight touches of oriental and electronic...
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Independend
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by The Forced Oscillations
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S.Kaverin - guitar, voice (1-8,10-12,15,16,18), bass (1,7,8,17), programming (1,5,6,17) A.Taran - bass (6) V.Maslov - programming (2-5,7,10-12), drums (15,16,18) S.Yun - guitar (2-6) A.Yelin - bass (2-5,10-13,15,16,18), voice (13) O.Zolotionkova - vocals (17) 1,7 - Acids EP (20.12.2008) 2-5 - On the Road EP (06.04.2009) 9-14 - Les monuments de tristesse EP (22.03.2009) 15,16,18 recorded live at Proekt OGI, Moscow, 18.11.2008
Topics: afmusic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Minimal, New Wave
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by Danish Daycare
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Since his main band Emerald Park released their album "For Tomorrow" in February as free download, the Swede Daniel Jönsson follows up with his solo project and will release the album in fall as a free download under a Creative Commons license at afmusic and 23 Seconds as well. In addition to the 10 songs there is a bonus track on the reissue – the single-B-Side "The Man In White". www.af-music.de www.23seconds.org www.myspace.com/danishdaycare
Topics: 23Seconds, afmusic, Pop, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Darkwave, Danish Daycare
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by Shino
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Cold breath against the window. I took the drops in my hands, let them dance for a while and give them away for tomorrow. Look out of the drops grew wondrous pictures, jumped thousands of paintings, were multiple forms. Everything silent became mirthful, but is hiding from the eyes, walked outside but nobody finds it, is rised in the heart.
Topics: Acoustic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by Confusion Is Next
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"The Generation of This Order" by CONFUSION IS NEXT. Recorded /mixed /mastered in May / June 2009 by Matteo Magni @ Truckstudio, Seregno, Italy. Produced by CONFUSION IS NEXT. All songs by CONFUSION IS NEXT, lyrics by Matteo Radice. Artworks by Matteo Radice. Published in free version on Trastienda Netlabel and afmusic in July / August 2009. Available in a deluxe version featuring two pdf booklets, flac or hi quality mp3 encoding + 1 extra track @ afmusic mp3 shop in August 2009! For...
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by The Forced Oscillations
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The band from Moscow, Russia. Formed in 2005 as duo. Early material was influenced by some Neue Deutsche Welle and oldschool EBM bands. Subsequently the sound changed to bass-driven atmospheric post-punk and purely electronic tracks were labeled as Tbilisi-89 side-project. There were some line-up changes since October 2007, and in March 2008 finally completed band started recording the current material. Sviatoslav Kaverin - guitar, voice, programming (4,5) Alexander Taran - bass (5) Vadim...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk
afmusic
by MAV
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Topics: Postpunk, Indie, Wave, Darkwave
afmusic
by Der Zerfall
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Wave-Gitarren und FLIEHENDE STÜRME-Keyboardparts treffen zwischen EA80 und BLITZKID auf düstere Punktunes - dazwischen lassen frühe CHRISTIAN DEATH und die SUPER HEROINES grüßen. Die Debut-EP der Berliner Band DER ZERFALL ist ein Festmahl für Dark Punk-Fans. Das besondere daran ist das Gefühlsbad: Den warmen wavelastigen Cleanparts lauert stets eine Punkexplosion auf. Der Erstling der Haupstädter - betitelt wie die Band selbst - kommt stellenweise als waschechte Kreuzung aus 45 GRAVE...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
afmusic
by Deied
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Since 2007, Deied have released countless tracks under the Creative-Commons-License. Their earnings are the applause and the donations by their listeners. All their songs are appear dark and gloomy and always transmit a certain “Insanity”. “…The…End…& Poisoned Wisdom” as Chapter 1 and 2 of the Trilogy Pt.1 includes 19 tracks with a musical tension zone between NIN, Laibach and Velvet Acid Christ. Sometimes aggressive (“Evil Mind”), sometimes melancholic (“Ancient Rites...
Topics: Electronic, Industrial, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave
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by Shearer
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Powerful alternative rock with a generous helping of punk. Aggressive, emotional, uncompromising, but then again anthem-like, with a fine sense for melodies and catchy hooklines. Honest energetic rock instead of monotonous charts music. SHEARER are a fresh breeze sweeping through the music business straight from Berlin, Germany. But most of all SHEARER are authentic, rebellious and free! Free for everyone! They are a statement against the music industry's conventions and shallowness:...
Topics: Alternative, Rock, Indie, Punk, Shearer, afmusic
afmusic
by Die Schatten
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Solanum - nightshades - is the third album by the mystic dark pop band DIE SCHATTEN from Berlin (Germany). It focuses on different nightly feeling experiences. Feelings are more pronounced in the night. This intensity of humans experience is served on the third album also by the typical floating synth sounds and the powerful guitar combined with the particular german lyrics of DIE SCHATTEN. The songs are partially even from the first creative phase of the band, but were completely rearranged...
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by On Wave
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On 18.08.08 afmusic published the debut EP "Bear Vodka Matreshka" by the Russian Indie Band 'On Wave'. In contrast to many of her colleagues they bucked the trend in order not to become just one band of many. So a mix of alternative and indie came up, which is refreshing far away from the mainstream - containing strange melodies and exceptionally sounding vocal parts. Inspired by life in their homeland, the smell of railway stations, old factories and pristine nature. On Wave...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
afmusic
by Camp Z
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The music of Camp Z aims at reflecting the mood and tones of the present time, through a combination of punk, post punk and industrial atmospheres. Among major references of the project’s music are Crisis, Killing Joke, This Heat, Joy Division, Devo, Suicide, Ministry, PIL or Wire... The first self-product album was released in May 2006, supported by Fake Record, an independent label founded by Joy Disaster’s Nicolas Rohr and friends. In late 2006 the project also appeared on several...
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Topics: Postpunk, Indie, Wave, Darkwave, Experimental
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by Amada
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AMADA originally was born as “Deabianca” at the end of summer 2008, at the banks of Bracciano Lake (Rome). The project’s primary scope is to give contents that fit musically into the member’s stylistic background (from dark to rock, metal and glam), and conceptually to thematics related to the initial band name.In fact, the “Dea Bianca” (White Goddess) is the name of a fundamental test by the english poet and novelist Robert Graves, who represents a concept of hidden spiritualiy, of...
Topics: afmusic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Minimal, New Wave
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by all:my:faults
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Heavy Metal + NintendoCore: Crossover = Industrial Metal! This you'll get only by ALL:MY:FAULTS! The inhabitants of Darmstadt also cement with the second single in 2009 their exceptional position as the most innovative and most independent German underground band. "Error abyss and the pretty accomplice" is experimental 8-bit Metal with suitable tempo changes and "Es wird ein Regen kommen"bridges between WELLE:ERDBALL and SUCH A SURGE - with song and text in RIO REISER-...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic:, all:my:faults
afmusic
by The Forced Oscillations
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01.09.2007 - 04.03.2009 Sviatoslav Kaverin - guitar, voice (2-4) Vadim Maslov - programming Alexander Yelin - bass, voice (5) support: Alexei Borisov, Gennadij Podliaskij, Nikolai Klishev photos: S.M.Prokudin-Gorskij, Irina Crimson in the memory of German Dizhechko
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic
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by Reptile71
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In Dust: 2000 – 2003 is a compilation album existing of 11 tracks Dutch musician Paul Tetteroo recorded under project name Reptile71 over a period of three years. Though Reptile71 was clearly influenced by early 80’s new wave, minimal synth and post-punk bands such as Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, (early) OMD, Talk Talk, (early) Simple Minds and The Wake (UK), and the more spiritual music like Dead Can Dance, he still managed to create a unique sound.
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Noctiflora
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The Magic Drone is the obscure sound of the unconscious, the music being pushed out of the hive in Autumn, the simple whisper of the nature. This release contain 5 tracks of interior noise, the travel of Arios through music and nature.
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic